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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3973–3975

Enhanced optical absorption in nanohole-textured silicon thin-film solar cells with rear-located metal particles

Yankun Chen, Weihua Han, and Fuhua Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3973-3975 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003973


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Abstract

We report the computational modeling of Ag nanoparticles deposited on the rear of a nanohole-textured silicon thin film to achieve higher absorption for silicon solar cells. The silicon nanoholes and the rear-located Ag nanoparticles can enhance the absorption in the silicon thin film. The short circuit current density for nanohole-textured silicon thin film can be further improved by about 11.6% by Ag nanoparticles. The combination of silicon nanoholes and plasmonic metal nanoparticles provides a promising way to enhance the absorption of silicon thin-film solar cells.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Citation
Yankun Chen, Weihua Han, and Fuhua Yang, "Enhanced optical absorption in nanohole-textured silicon thin-film solar cells with rear-located metal particles," Opt. Lett. 38, 3973-3975 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-19-3973


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